Only one post in the month of April. oops. So perhaps May will see a better showing.
I keep thinking I want to do a NYC post but uploading pictures and stuff just seems like too much work at the moment. I’m kinda in minimalist mode these days.
Regan got into the car today after school with a big smile on his face and said “mommy, mommy, I am making a surprise for you” and I melted. I know expecting heartfelt letters of their undying affection on mothers day is a big far-fetched for a 4 and 5 year old but still a girl can dream. And it’s always fun to see what their teachers come up with for them to give. It also makes me realize I probably should have been more intentional as a teacher on these special days…it’s all about being memorable and inducing tears, right? :) ha!
Our spring break 2016 was a pretty good one, I’ll admit. Technically it was our first, since last year Jos was only in a school a couple days a week. Since it was last week, a bit later than everyone else’s, I felt like we could fly under the radar and just chill. We did “spring break surprises” almost every day…the boy’s favorite was a whaling/dolphin boating adventure in Cape May with their daddy and my favorite was craft extravaganza day with a lunch at Red Robin. Good times.
And pie. I discovered a new local place in Manasquan called the Sunburst Pie Co and it’s seriously delicious. I took the boys for a last hurrah yesterday…blueberry pie and chocolate cream…yum. I kinda want to have my birthday there this year. Yes, I’ll be 37 and still always think about my birthday.
The best part about our spring break was that we (bart and I) got to sleep in every single day. I don’t think we got out of bed before 8:30am any day…and one time slept til 10am. It was sooooooo blissful. I’m so glad we didn’t end up taking a trip (not to be confused with a vacation…which doesn’t exist until the kiddos are old) because we battled some sickness between all of us, and it was so chill to be home and then just choose some day trips for fun. Digger Land got rained out, as did our beach picnic idea and the zoo…but the kiddos seemed happy as clams with their first spring break experience and keep asking for it again.
Josiah’s 6th birthday is coming up in 32 days…we don’t have a count down or anything. Gee, I wonder where he gets his love for birthdays from. I actually bought him a calendar last week so he could check off the days until he turns six. He hasn’t had a real birthday party since he was 3 years old, so we are planning a dino extravaganza. Needless to say I’ve been amazon shopping a lot. Three blow up dinos are going in the pool…numerous giant dino balloons… like, over 4 feet tall… it’s gonna be the best.
All righty, it’s only 8pm but my bed is calling my name so loudly I cannot type another word. Peace out.